Solutions

25 January 2013 - antara information technology

Solutions for Business Cluster and Professional Associations

Los clústeres de empresas y asociaciones profesionales encuentran en las plataformas de antara toda una serie de soluciones para sus necesidades específicas, entre las que podemos citar:

 

Servicios de inteligencia competitiva.

La economía es global, los agentes activos en cada sector son múltiples, y la tecnología evoluciona muy rápidamente. Todo ello complica la tarea de la inteligencia competitiva y la vigilancia tecnológica, especialmente cuando pretendemos abarcar todo un sector.

La tecnología de antara permite a los clústeres generar servicios de inteligencia competitiva y vigilancia tecnológica sectorial. La información puede captarse de forma automática con los objetivos simultáneos de analizar la evolución del sector por parte del staff del clúster, y al tiempo distribuir información del sector a los miembros del clúster.

Con nuestras soluciones damos apoyo a los observatorios sectoriales, ya sean de mercado o tecnológicos, automatizando tareas de captación y filtrado de la información, así como la distribución de la misma.

El staff del clúster tiene la posibilidad de realizar un control de la producción y consumo del servicio, siendo capaz de saber qué canales de información se consumen más, y por qué usuarios concretos.

Antara tiene un planteamiento de colaboración estrecha con los clústeres, atesorando mucha experiencia y profundo conocimiento de su funcionamiento y necesidades. Mediante esta estrecha colaboración a largo plazo, el clúster puede desarrollar toda una línea de negocio en el campo de la Inteligencia Competitiva de cara a sus miembros.

 

Gestión de la innovación y proyectos cooperativos.

Es común a los clústeres la necesidad de captar ideas y necesidades de sus miembros, así como gestionar las ideas internas de proyectos cooperativos dirigidos a la mejora del sector, del colectivo, o de la propia estructura de servicios del clúster.

La Gestión de Ideas de antara da un soporte completo a todo el poceso de captación, maduración y toma de decisiones sobre propuestas de proyectos.

 

25 January 2013 - antara information technology

Solutions for Business Incubators

Las incubadoras de empresa y aceleradoras de start-up encuentran en las plataformas de antara soluciones adaptables a sus necesidades específicas:

 

Evaluación de los proyectos de empresa.

El equipo de la incubadora, también con consultores externos, puede realizar de forma colaborativa una valoración objetiva de los proyectos emprendedores y de las start-up, según los criterios de valoración que se establezcan: Equipo emprendedor, Plan de negocio, Estructura de los socios, etc.

Se genera automáticamente una base de conocimiento con el histórico de todas las iniciativas emprendedoras, para su posterior aprovechamiento. Ya sea como referencia en el futuro, o con estadísticas por sectores de actividad, estadio de maduración de los proyectos, etc.

Esta evaluación de los proyectos emprendedores se realiza sobre una adaptación de la plataforma de Gestión de Ideas.

 

Ayudar al emprendedor a mejorar su plan de negocio.

Los asesores pueden realizar un seguimiento a lo largo de las fases preestablecidas, en contacto estrecho con los emprendedores y manteniendo la confidencialidad de la información y de las relaciones con ellos.

El seguimiento de los proyectos emprendedores se realiza sobre una adaptación de la plataforma de Gestión de Ideas.

 

Identificación de sinergias entre start-up.

La incubadora, mediante la plataforma de Gestión de Ideas, puede identificar y documentar la relaciones potenciales entre emprendedores y start-up, como por ejemplo los proyectos que pueden subcontratar a otros, o aquellos que comparten socios, entre otras muchas relaciones.

Si se sindican las informaciones entre plataformas de diversas incubadoras, pueden multiplicarse las posibilidades de análisis y colaboración.

 

Servicios de Inteligencia Competitiva.

La incubadora puede prestar servicios de Inteligencia Competitiva como un servicio de valor añadido para los emprendedores y las start-up incubadas.

La incubadora también puede establecer, con la misma plataforma, un servicio de Inteligencia Competitiva de uso interno para estar informada de aquellas iniciativas de apoyo a emprendedores en su entorno o en otros países.

 

Gestión de Premios a emprendedores.

Muchas incubadoras establecen concursos y competiciones de proyectos de empresa. La plataforma de antara para la Gestión de Ideas da soporte a los procesos de recepción de los proyectos, análisis de los mismos por un equipo de expertos distribuido geográficamente, y un proceso de ranking y votación con apoyos de mapas gráficos y relacionales que facilitan enormemente la labor.

 

25 January 2013 - antara information technology

Solutions for Investors

Las empresas de Venture Capital y los Business Angels de cierto volumen u organizados en un grupo de colaboración tienen necesidades específicas que la tecnología de antara puede resolver:

25 January 2013 - antara information technology

Solutions for Research Centers and Universities

Universities and Research Centers have specific needs that antara can help solve.

Technology Watch

Technology Watch is fundamental for research and technological development. Technology Watch processes should be part of the research itself, not only at the project kick-off, but throughout its entire execution. For example to detect new advances that could influence our degree of innovation, or even to find new equipment that could improve our research performance.

Technological Watch is one part of the Competitive Intelligence function, and thanks to our solution mussol, researchers can easily express complex descriptions of their technological and scientific fields of action, gathering relevant information properly filtered. Therefore they are liberated from low added value tasks.

antara Competitive Intelligence solution mussol is designed to easily connect to scientific papers or patents databases.

 

Valuation of research results

The valorisation and exploitation of research results is an key task when the competition for public research funding is increasing. Universities and research centers, and more specifically their Technology Transfer Offices -TTOs-, can use the Competitive Intelligence solutions and the Ideas Management to perform the following tasks:

  • Analyse the exploitation potential of a research result.
  • Select the options with the greatest potential .
  • Plan your valuation and exploitation.

All these tasks can be performed in a distributed collaborative environment, integrating research teams with staff of the Technology Transfer Offices.

 

Prioritization of research lines and R & D projects

The correct prioritization of research lines and R & D projects is a key element in universities and research centers, but this task isn't addressed very ofter because of the big amount of information to be managed and the lack of platforms that facilitate the analysis and decision making. Research Groups, Departments, and the Technology Transfer Offices may use antara solutions individually or in collaboration in order to:

  • Monitor the state-of-the-art related to a proposed line of research.
  • Analyze the positioning, strengths and shortcomings of a research team against the alternatives, and choose the options with the greatest potential.
  • Generate a reusable knowledge base with the reflections on the different projects, including the discarded ones, as they could become more interesting in the future.

 

Competitive Intelligence

In an increasingly demanding competitive environment, Universities and Research Centers must compete for resources with other peer organizations, even from geographically remote regions. They compete to attract students, experts in each field of knowledge, research funding and private contracts.

There is a need to implement competitive intelligence processes in order to improve the competitive position of the organization in the short and long term.

 

 

 

 

25 January 2013 - antara information technology

Solutions for Industry

In an environment that is increasingly demanding and competitive, the companies need to gather relevant information and generate Intelligence in the most efficient way. mussol, the Competitive Intelligence Automation by antara, is the solution preferred by the industry, according to independent Benchmarkings performed by innovative manufacturers in Europe.

Ideas are one of the most important assets for a company. They create and develop businesses, and they have the greatest impact on the bottom line. The aim of the Innovation Management solution calisto by antara is to support the creation, evolution, and valuation of ideas towards the decision making stage.

 

 

16 January 2013 - antara information technology

Innovation Management

Ideas are what create and move businesses. They are the most important asset of any organization, much more than can be machinery or facilities. And as such an important asset you have to value it, manage it, and exploit it to the fullest.

antara's Ideas and Innovation Management solution calisto supports the needs of Innovation Management in an organization, whether public or private, regardless of its size or sector.

 

 

Innovación y participacion

Foster innovation and measure participation

antara calisto solution allows the participation of all the team, even if it is distributed geographically, and measures the innovation-related conversation within the company. Because we believe that what can not be measured does not exist. Also innovation.

antara is a company with a long history of innovation. Not in vain was nominated as the Most Innovative Company by the business newspaper Expansion. We are convinced that the direct involvement of all the staff, the client and the user is key to generate a long-term competitive advantage and continuous improvement of the organization.

 

 

Metodología de innovación

Follow an innovation methodology

Conceive an innovative idea requires the greatest degree of creativity. However, once expressed, even with a simple sentence, begins a process in which more and more discipline is demanded, in order to reach a decision. Decision either positive or negative about the idea, and how it is going to be implemented.

antara Innovation Management solution calisto offers a decision-driven process, with defined phases, valuations and expected reaction times.

 

 

alinear innovacion estrategica

Align innovation with strategy

Choose the best innovation proposals based on your corporate strategy.

The organization can express its corporate strategy in calisto, and use it to choose the most strategic ideas.

Each participant in the discussion -with rights to do so- can express their opinion on the contribution of the idea to the strategy implementation. And these weighted opinions are aggregated to facilitate the selection of more strategic ideas.

 

 

brain memory

Prevent Organizational Alzheimer

Ensure the company does not forget its reflections. In antara we think that any organization must learn from its internal reflection. Therefore, in our calisto solution all the discussions and valuations create a knowledge base automatically. Key ideas do not go away with people, nor do they hide behind a mountain of information.

New staff can use the calisto knowledge base to accelerate the learning curve. Thus, when a person joins a department, she can be given access to the current knowledge of the company with a single click. She can be granted access only to knowledge related to her activity, or to what you consider necessary.

After this immersion in the company knowledge and past reflections, the "rookie" will be aware of what the organization has done in the past, why, what it decided not to do, and why.

 

 

control confidencialidad

Privacy management

Innovation ideas and projects are the most important asset of an organization, and as such we must take care of it. The current trend towards open innovation, which also involves external partners, suppliers and users, generates many advantages to innovative companies, but at the same time it also increases the risks of loss of confidentiality, which should be minimized as much as possible. (See entries in our blog on counterintelligence).

antara Ideas Management solution offers a multitude of possibilities to control the confidentiality of information. Who has rights to access to what idea -and past stages-, depending on their role in the company, or according to the group which she belongs to. What idea stages are accessible to whom, according to the decision-making process the organization has designed.

In addition, the access to stored information is specially protected. ( See FAQs on privacy).

 

 
convertir usuario en product manager

The client becomes the Product Manager

The Product Manager is the person in charge of planning the evolution of our product, and she manages the innovation on it. Surely we will agree in the fact that it is a key function of our organization.

It is said that if we ask our company engineers we will get feasible ideas, but if we ask the user we will get original ideas. This is not always the case, as the user sometimes asks for a faster horse, which is what he knows, but our company can offer a car.

As a conclusion, antara calisto facilitates your internal staff, external collaborators and users to participate in our innovation process. If you wish, you can give selected users an authoritative voice within the product innovation process, becoming a part-time Product Manager.

 

 

Apoyo en la gestión de ideas e innovación

Integrate the Competitive Intelligence with the Innovation Management

 

mussol identifies opportunities and threats to the business. The Management of Ideas (calisto solution) drives the company response to these opportunities and threats.

On the other hand, the Intelligence Function based on mussol can gather key information from the environment related to a innovation project or idea under discussion.

Both solutions offer a simple method of interconnection. Anyway the two solutions (mussol and callisto) are independent, and can operate separately.

Competitive Intelligence is a process for identifying, collecting, analyzing and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors and any other aspect of the business environment, necessary to assist the people responsible for making strategic decisions in the organization.

The final aim of the process is, therefore, the generation of business ideas and decision making in the organization.

 

 

no-software-hardware

No technical issues

Implementing antara solutions means:

  • No software installation required.

  • It does not imply buying software.

  • You don't need to bother the IT Department.

You only need an updated browser to be productive from anywhere, at any time.

Our solutions are rented in SaaS mode (Software as a Service). If you want to know more about the advantages of this business model, visit this video .

 

ajustado a sus necesidades

Tuned to your needs

  • Do not make risky investments that you will have to write off.
  • Do not invest too much time and money trying to reduce the risk of the decision.
  • Simply rent the solution temporarily for the number of users you need.
  • Upgrade your contract or number of users at any time.
 
listo en 48 horas

Implementation and training in two work days

In two days you can have your team trained and the initial configuration tailored to your needs, led by highly experienced consultant staff.
If you are in a hurry, we are fast and efficient.
Once set up, we will hold brief meetings for a few weeks to check the progress of the implementation. In addition you will always have the online support of our team.

16 January 2013 - antara information technology

Competitive Intelligence Automation

mussol, the Competitive Intelligence Automation solution by antara that understands your business .

You can describe who your competitors are, what type your customers are, or what technology you are most interested in. Thanks to this, the Competitive Intelligence solution mussol can capture the relevant information and analyze it automatically. This drastically reduces the effort to be properly informed.

 

vigilancia tecnológica

Accelerate your business success

Many of our clients employ our Competitive Intelligence solution mussol to capture early alerts on business opportunities. Whether they are e.g. signs of an upcoming tender, or a customer's interest in a technology that you can offer.

Early detection of such opportunities, and quick reaction to them, accelerates the business of any company. "Victory loves preparation".

 

 

proteger dinero

Reduce your costs

Early identification of obstacles to business is one of the best sources of cost reduction.

You are surely interested in early warnings on clients' business problems for your sales risks analysis, in order to advance problems of non-payment.

If you are a food exporter you will be definitively interested in identifying projects for new regulations in the target market.

If your company is developing new products it would be advisable to monitor new patent issues related to that type of product. (In the EU alone more than € 15,000 M are invested in innovations that are already patented or available in the market).

Also monitoring on purchases or on supplier innovations can significantly reduce costs and increase competitive advantage.

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monitoriza competencia - vigilancia tecnológica

Watch your competitors

Monitoring the competition is essential to know where we step and choose the best path for our company. As we proceed implemeting our strategy, we must be informed of the competitors' movements. Blind driving leads us sooner than later to business problems.

We can detect when a competitor incorporates a specific technology. When a tender has been awarded in that market in which we are competing.

Know if a competitor has established an alliance with any of our collaborators. Did them receive funding for an R & D project for a new product?

What kind of staffing profiles are them hiring lately? Does it tell us what area are they reinforcing?

 

 

enfocar-equipo-mercado

Focus the whole team on the market

mussol by antara enables the entire team to be integrated into the market monitoring and analyzing.

The objective is to invelve the company experts in monitoring those areas under its responsibility (customers, competitors, technology, suppliers, human resources...). We can assign thematic channels to people depending on their responsibilities or background knowledge. The team can share the market signals and analyze them generating Intelligence at departmental or corporate levels.

 

 
exportación y mercados exteriores

Exports and foreign markets

If our company has interests in other countries or has internationalization plans, the surveillance of these markets is key.

But although our business would be local, the market is global, and we must monitor trends in other precedent markets and competitors potentially landing in our local market.

The Competitive Intelligence Automation facilitates the monitoring of international markets, defining key business issues in several languages.

 

 
Que se dice de nosotros

What is said about us? What about competitors' products?

The Internet and Social Networks are key sources of information to advance consumer response. So much regarding our product or the products of the competitors.

If we change our value proposition, what is the answer we can expect from the market? Social networks and professional forums are sources of early warning that allow us to advance the response, and identify which strengths and weaknesses are identified by clients.

Since that information is available to everyone who knows how to treat it, we can also use those sources to analyze the response to changes in our competitors.

 

 

lawebprofunda

The deep web

It is said that 80% of business- relevant information is hidden for general-purpose web browsers. It is organized in databases and after more or less complex query forms.

Whether it is a database of tenders, patents, customs registration in any country, you can access that key information with the right technology. More than 200 robots developed by antara interact with as many databases around the world, and capture the key information for our users' businesses. If the database of interest is not in our catalog, simply request for a quotation.

With mussol it is possible to integrate the database query results into a single platform, and to manage all the information in a homogeneous way.

 

 
Apoyo en la gestión de ideas e innovación

Integrate the Competitive Intelligence with the Innovation Management

mussol identifies opportunities and threats to the business. The Management of Ideas (calisto solution) drives the company response to these opportunities and threats.

On the other hand, the Intelligence Function based on mussol can gather key information from the environment related to a innovation project or idea under discussion.

Both solutions offer a simple method of interconnection. Anyway the two solutions (mussol and callisto) are independent, and can operate separately.

Competitive Intelligence is a process for identifying, collecting, analyzing and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors and any other aspect of the business environment, necessary to assist the people responsible for making strategic decisions in the organization.

The final objective of the process is, therefore, the generation of business ideas and decision making in the organization.

 

 

 
no-software-hardware

No technical issues

Implementing antara solutions means:

  • No software installation required.
  • It does not imply buying software.
  • You don't need to bother the IT Department.

You only need an updated browser to be productive from anywhere, at any time.

Our solutions are rented in SaaS mode (Software as a Service). If you want to know more about the advantages of this business model, visit this video .

 

ajustado a sus necesidades

Tuned to your needs

  • Do not make risky investments that you will have to write off.
  • Do not invest too much time and money trying to reduce the risk of the decision.
  • Simply rent the solution temporarily for the number of users you need.
  • Upgrade your contract or number of users at any time.

 

listo en 48 horas

Implementation and training in two work days

In two days you can have your team trained and the initial configuration tailored to your needs, led by highly experienced consultant staff.
If you are in a hurry, we are fast and efficient.
Once set up, we will hold brief meetings for a few weeks to check the progress of the implementation. In addition you will always have the online support of our team.